Punch are known throughout the Midlands as a
retail store, promoter, marketeer and highly acclaimed education organisation.
With a unique blend of commercial respectability and community conscience they
work with the region's most respected artists to organise events, help young
people into the music industry, deliver music workshops in schools across the
Midlands and develop the urban music scene locally. Now focussing on their more
educational activities which include short curses in all elements including
DJing, MCing and percussion as well as working with local and community groups
to organise seminars and other related events for those interested in the music
industry Punch are looking to make what they have learned through their
experiences freely available to anyone who may be interested.
Stemming from their work with Young People and the youngsters constant need for advice and
information about Music, Punch have decided to create a web based music advice
directory. After two years of planning, research and design, they finally have The MAG (Music Advice Guide)
ready to go, which is due to be launched in February 2004.
The MAG, whist primarily web based will be available in a brief hard copy format
for those who cannot access the website and as a promotional tool which can be
taken out into the streets.
The hard copy MAG is a Music Education Directory booklet for Young People based within the
Midlands Region. The booklet is supported with a website, which is online now
for people to register their details so we can inform them of the official
launch date – www.themag.org.uk
The MAG aims to include information and a web link of a whole variety of companies, businesses
as it is felt that the dissemination of the information to the youth is vital in today’s Music Industry and
therefore important for Young People to be aware of these sources of information.
The aforementioned booklet and online service are absolutely FREE to all. And though the
booklet has a Regional focus the website is National and aims to support all who
have a link to the Music Industry.
This project has been funded by Advantage West Midlands and Arts Council, West